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Overview

Introduction to Dayton, Kentucky

Dayton, Kentucky, in Campbell county, is located 3 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Dayton History

Dayton was formed in the year 1867 by the merger of two communities, Brooklyn and Jamestown. The city was named after Dayton, Ohio which was founded in 1803. Dayton has a beach, popularly known as the "Manhattan Bathing Beach." Laws were formulated to prohibit nude swimming in River Ohio during the daylight hours. Laws were also made to prohibit dogs from running loose. Violators of these laws were made to charge a penalty. The city was much affected by the floods of 1884, 1913 and 1937.

Dayton and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Ancient
  • Grant Birthplace
  • Stowe House
  • Behringer - Crawford Museum
  • Dinsmore Homestead

Things To Do In Dayton

One can enjoy the facilities offered by the Big Bone Lick State Park, Little Miami State Park, Caesar Creek State Park, and Miami Whitewater Forest. Miami Whitewater Forest also has a picturesque lake that is spread across an area of around 85 acres. Visitors interested in wild life can take a trip to Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Newport Aquarium is another major tourist attraction.

Dayton Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.

Dayton Higher Education

Xavier University, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, and University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College are among the educational institutions providing higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 5,381
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,333
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,875
% Above Poverty Level 73.3%
% Below Poverty Level 26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $761
Median House Value $86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 19%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 3 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Campbell
Standard Zip Codes 41073, 41074
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.112
Longitude -84.472

Dayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station CHEVIOT
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station MILFORD
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 5,921 $68,098
Covington 40,845 $46,472
Fort Thomas 16,326 $89,355
Newport 15,428 $52,294
Southgate 3,821 $52,564
Woodlawn 252 $71,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Dayton High Schools

DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL
200 GREENDEVIL LN
859-292-7486
A Title I School.
Serves 468 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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